Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:

Andrew DeLancey (delancey@herbie.unl.edu)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 07:07:52 -0500 (CDT)


From: delancey@herbie.unl.edu (Andrew DeLancey)
Message-Id: <9607191207.AA00718@herbie.unl.edu>
Subject: Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 07:07:52 -0500 (CDT)
In-Reply-To: <31EF54C6.7DC4@w3.org> from "Dave Raggett" at Jul 19, 96 11:26:30 am

According to Dave Raggett,
 >  
 >  >  SRC attribute for lists. Ok, this has generated long discussions on
 >     this list before. Back then it was about getting it into Wilbur.
 >     However, Wilbur was only supposed to document *current* practice.
 >     So now in Cougar, we should get the SRC attribute in.
 >  
 >  >  TYPE=PLAIN for UL. If we had
 >   
 >          <!ENTITY % ULStyle "plain|disc|square|circle">
 >   
 >     we could write <UL PLAIN>, common practice among certain browsers
 >     for some time now.
 >  
 >  >  CONTINUE attribute for OL. To allow for lists that are interrupted
 >     by other block elements.
 >  
 >  >  CLEAR attributes for all block elements
 >   
 >  Dan Connolly and I have discussed this with vendors and without
 >  naming people, we met with resistance to adding the proposed changes
 >  to HTML.  An easier and perhaps better route for such presentation
 >  features will be via style sheets.


Hmmm...   let me guess.  These were the same vendors who gave us
<center> and <font face>, weren't they?

I can see it now.  The new DTD for Cougar will be announced sometime
in the future, and miraculously those same vendors will add HTML
tags and attributes to do exactly what has been proposed here, and
will justify their addition by saying "the public demanded it."


Andrew